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13 Chicago theater shows to see in February

From musicals to new works, there’s plenty of variety among February’s most promising theater

Written by
Alex Huntsberger

February may be a short month, but the Chicago theater scene is buzzing with a jam-packed calendar of great shows. The Leftovers star Carrie Coon leads the pack with Steppenwolf’s revival of your-love-is-my-drug thriller Bug. If you want to double down on creepy feels, snag tickets to Will Arbery’s plague-ridden Plano, Broken Nose Theatre’s debt-crisis rollercoaster Labyrinth, or Haven’s upcoming rendition of Titus Andronicus. For something a bit more tame (Valentine’s date night, anyone?), there's Stick Fly at Writers Theatre, Emma at Chicago Shakes, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. And since it’s a leap year, you have a whole extra day to get out and see some theater. With these fantastic offerings on tap, there’s no excuse to miss out.

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